MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 300030
Sale Price $2,762.50
GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN
2½x4 carte de visite of the Civil War general and Presidential candidate, shown and signing as a Major General, with his hand in his uniform in a Napoleonic pose
Photograph signed: "Geo. B. McClellan/Maj. Gnl. USA". Sepia, 2½x4 carte de visite by E. & H. T. Anthony of New York. George B. McClellan (1826-1885) was named Commander of the Union Army by President Abraham Lincoln in November 1861. He directed the Peninsular Campaign and won at Antietam, but was removed by Lincoln for failure to continue the pressure on smaller Confederate forces on several occasions. No match for Confederate General Robert E. Lee as a field commander but skilled at logistics and training, McClellan made a great contribution to eventual Union victory by building the Army of the Potomac into a well-trained and disciplined fighting force. In 1864, he was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for President, losing to Lincoln 233 electoral votes to 21. The election appeared much closer until General Sherman's capture of Atlanta on September 2. From 1878-1881, he wasGovernor of New Jersey. McClellan was called "the Young Napoleon" by his admirers. Here he imitates the French conqueror's pose, with his right hand in his uniform coat. Lightly worn. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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